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Andrew Hamm focuses his practice on real estate matters and has handled transactions around the country. He represents owners, developers, private equity firms, institutional lenders, REITs, sponsors, and other clients across a broad range of real estate asset classes. Andrew advises clients in acquisitions, dispositions, financings, joint ventures, ground leases, and development matters, regularly representing real estate developers in the preparation and negotiation of construction, design, and development agreements.

Andrew also has valuable in-house experience gained during a client secondment with The Obama Foundation, where he worked on the development of the Obama Presidential Center.

Andrew also provides pro bono representation to community and nonprofit organizations.

Concentrations

  • Real estate development
  • Construction and design agreements
  • Acquisition and disposition of real estate
  • Real estate finance
  • Joint ventures
  • Ground leases

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented real estate investment trust in the sale, leaseback, financing, development, subleasing, and operation of an oceanfront amphitheater, park, and landmark restaurant in New York.°
  • Represented real estate investment trust in multi-project redevelopment of oceanfront neighborhood, including design and construction of a boutique hotel in a repurposed building, a live entertainment venue and a landmark mixed-use hotel, and a residential condominium and retail building in Asbury Park, New Jersey.°
  • Represented closely held developer in acquisition, construction, financing, and disposition of a series of mid-rise luxury apartment buildings in Chicago.°
  • Represented investment, development and management firm in the acquisition of a $500 million Class A office building in Boston.°
  • Represented real estate investment trust in making a series of construction loans to borrowers developing single-family rental home neighborhoods in the Southwestern United States.°
  • Represented private equity firm in series of sales of newly constructed luxury apartment buildings throughout the United States, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, and Boston.°
  • Represented real estate investment trust in sale of improvements and ground lease of land pertaining to a 40-story office tower in Detroit.°
  • Represented real estate investment trust in formation of joint venture in connection with acquisition and development of a multi-phased 1900-unit continuing care retirement community spread over 100 acres in Salt Lake City.°
  • Represented private equity firm in negotiation of tenant improvement work letter for ground lease in complex multi-use development in Boston.°
  • Represented institutional lender in loan for the ground-up construction of a boutique hotel in Chicago.°
  • Represented institutional lender in series of loans for ground-up construction of industrial buildings throughout the United States, including Illinois, Virginia, and California.°
  • Represented private equity firm in ground-up construction of student housing facility in the Midwest.°
  • Represented institutional lender in $110 million mortgage financing of a large office building in Chicago.°
  • Represented life insurance company in loan secured by a portfolio of parking garages in the Midwest.°
  • Represented preferred equity investor in redemption of its $60 million investment in a portfolio of apartment properties in Atlanta.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Hamm prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Joan B. Gottschall, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2005

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network
    • Listed, Top 100 Emerging Real Estate Lawyer in Illinois, 2020
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Urban Land Institute

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2007
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2000
Admissions
  • Illinois